This is a list of non-fiction books that have been written about Miami, with full admiration and appreciation of Carl Hiassen and Dave Barry and the many others who write or have written novels or a novel about something or other that happened in Miami. When I retire, I'll write one called "Truth is Stranger Than Fiction"... or maybe that is what Hiassen and Barry have always been doing?


Miami Babylon: Crime, Wealth, and Power--A Dispatch from the Beach, by Gerald Posner, 2009. History and mystery

Miami, by Joan Didion, 1998. History and political science

City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami, by Portes and Stepick, 1994. History and sociology  (out of print)

Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy, by Carlos Eire, 2010. Memoir

Miami, the Magic City, by Seth Bramson, 2012. an Images of America book

Miami Then and Now, by Carolyn Klepser, 2008. Photography


Lonely Planet and other travel books also accepted unless someone else wants to list them.